Peter Van Sant Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CBS, Salary and Net Worth

Peter Van Sant is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor/reporter working for CBS. Sant first joined CBS News in 1984.

Peter Van Sant Profile,

Peter Van Sant is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor/reporter working for CBS. Sant first joined CBS News in 1984.

Peter Van Sant Career

Van Sant serves at CBS as the “48 Hours” correspondent based in Atlanta. He’s a Seattle native. He graduated with a degree in communications from Washington State University in Pullman. Van Sant was transferred to the London branch (1989-91). He wrote thoroughly on the fall of the Soviet Union, for which he was awarded the Columbia University-Alfred I. DuPont’s Award. Van Sant has covered the first Gulf War, the reunification of Germany, starvation in Africa, and many other stories that carried him to Europe and the Middle East. He moved to New York, where he wrote for the CBS News magazines “Street Stories” (1991-93) and “America Tonight” (1994).

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Van Sant was later transferred to the “CBS Evening News” (1995-97) where he won the Emmy Award for his story on the economic and social collapse in Albania. He also contributed to three prime-time specials, the ‘Smithsonian Wonderful Adventure,’ which featured updates on the research of lions in Africa that scientists believed would lead to AIDS cure, attempts to save cheetahs in Namibia, and the plague of brown tree snakes in Guam.

Van Sant was appointed the correspondent for “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel” (1997-98). He was the first TV journalist to write on the catastrophic drought in North Korea, earning his third Emmy Award. His study on rape in the Balkans was the result of the American Women’s Radio and Television Award. Van Sant was also part of the undercover investigation team of CBS News, which discovered and reported an indicted war criminal in Bosnia. He received the Overseas Press Club Award for this article.

Van Sant was named the “48 Hours” correspondent in December 1998. His hour-long report on terrorists capturing and burning a school in Beslan, Russia, earned him both the fourth Emmy Award and the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award. The Beslan Study has received the Golden Word Prize, Russia’s most prestigious award.

Van Sant’s study on global trafficking in human beings received the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award. He has received the Overseas Press Club Prize for an Investigative Story on the Trafficking of Human Organs in Peru. He has received three Edward R. Murrow Awards for “48 Hours” interviews. Van Sant wrote about 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Virginia Tech shootings. Over the years, he interviewed a host of celebrities including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Garth Brooks, Nick Nolte, LeAnn Womack, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks of the Brooks and Dunn country duo.

Quick Facts About Van Sant

Age68 years old as of 2021
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 million – $5 Million

In 2006, Van Sant was the producer/writer of the documentary, “Three Days in September,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film, narrated by Julia Roberts, was nominated for the Emmy Award and voted one of New York Magazine’s best documentaries in 2006.

Van Sant is the co-author of the novel, “Perfectly Executed,” which is part of the “48 Hours Mystery” collection of true crime books published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books.

Van Sant was a reporter for WFAA-TV in Dallas before joining CBS News (1982-84). He worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for KOOL T-V in Phoenix (1978-82) and as a reporter for KETV in Omaha (1977-78) and KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids (1976-77). Van Sant started his career in television broadcasting journalism at KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1975. His first news broadcast experience came from the KAPY radio station in Port Angeles, Washington. Van Sant has won several local news honors.

Peter Van Sant Age 

Van Sant was born on February 21, 1953, in Seattle, Washington, United States (He is 68 years old as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 21st of February every year.

Peter Van Sant Height

Van Sant stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 4 inches.

Peter Van Sant Family

Information regarding Van Sant’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Peter Van Sant Wife

Van is a married man however, he has neither revealed the name of his wife nor those of his children. 

Peter Van Sant Salary

Being one of the top correspondents for CBS, Van Sant earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Peter Van Sant’s Net Worth

Van Sant has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.

Peter Van Sant CBS News

At CBS News Sant works alongside;

  1. Jeffrey Pegues
  2. Jamie Yuccas
  3. Susan Zirinsky
  4. Mireya Villarreal
  5. Bill Whitaker
  6. Holly Williams
  7. Omar Villafranca
  8. Imtiaz Tyab
  9. Jonathan Vigliotti
  10. Tracy Smith
  11. Susan Spencer
  12. Bob Schieffer
  13. Serena Altschul
  14. David Begnaud


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